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My Crew

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The men and women who run the shows, move the sets, carry the props, light the lights, manage the sound, dress the performers and on and on are among my favorite colleagues in every arts job I have held and the Kennedy Center is no exception.

Powering Up: Theater Breaking Through Barriers's Power Plays

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Despite LaBute's unfortunate script, Power Plays is an overall enjoyable, light night at the theatre. The 75-minute runtime and affordable price make this an easy night of live theatre.

New Wave Women: AIPAD

Catherine Corman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Below is a sampling of photographs by women at the Association of International Photography Art Dealers Show, held at the Park Avenue Armory in New Yo...

On Trial: Judgement vs. Expression

Daniel Leighton | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

I struggled to write this article. I was imagining people scouring the article for every little thing I did wrong. I was constantly questioning the worth and validity of what I had to say. I'm still doing it as I write this.

Still Edgy After All These Years: Jacaranda Music's First Decade

Rodney Punt | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts
Rodney Punt

It's hard to imagine the Southern California music scene without Jacaranda's "Music at the Edge of Santa Monica" shaping and defining it.

Financial Literacy

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Too many arts managers are not comfortable with financial concepts and data. They can create an operational budget that adds up correctly, but have little knowledge of the workings of the stock and bond markets, the implications of interest rate movements, or of recent economic activity.

WATCH: Drones Make The Best Modern Dance Partners

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts

These dancing drones steal the show. In the video above, the Japanese troupe Eleven Play performs with flying robots at Spiral Hall in Tokyo. Th...

Exploring Concealment and Display Through Counter-Camouflage and Corporeal Collage

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Though their focus and techniques differ, both artists, Mike Parillo and Ashkan Honarvar, explore notions of concealment and display in pictures that straddle balefulness and beauty.

Recontextualizing Pieces of Art History and Scraps of Everyday Life

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Many painters feel burdened by the baggage of art history. Others feel a sense of responsibility to further its academic progress and expand its continuum. Still others choose to ignore it. For someone who is so engaged with art historical imagery, Klamen has a remarkably laissez-faire attitude towards it

Sometimes a Hitchcock Is Just a Hitchcock: The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock at 59E59 Theaters

Bess Rowen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Sitting in the theatre is actually a sort of trivia game for super-fans, as trying to catch the allusions and jokes in the script is a great deal of fun. If you know nothing about Hitch, I think you can still have a fun time, though prior knowledge is definitely to your benefit here.

The PSA Crew: Keeping the Streets Safe for Street Art

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

Meet The P.S.A. Crew. Eluding law enforcement and surviving in the Los Angeles Underground, this elite band of street artists engages in civic-minded service through subversive means.

Here's What Happened To The Artist Who Danced With A Rooster Tied To His Penis

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.09.2014 | Arts

An artist who danced with a rooster tied to his penis near the Eiffel Tower was convicted of sexual exhibitionism Monday, the Agence France-Presse rep...

Animated Art History Brings Famous Dutch Paintings To Life

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.02.2014 | Arts

Ever look at a painting and think it was too darn still? CS Digital Media has come up with a solution by animating eight classic works by the Dutch...

11 Photos That Prove Some Laws Should Never Be Written

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts

If you live in Kentucky, you should fight the urge to paint your front yard red. And all those Utah residents out there, please refrain from walking d...

The Similarity of Poets and Madmen: The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill: Volume 2

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

O'Neill doesn't write the kind of stage directions that instruct the actor to put down a cup or cross to a door, but instead uses his stage directions to say things like, "THE BUSINESS MAN edges away from THE POET, firmly convinced that his convictions regarding the similarity of poets and madmen are based upon fact."

This Edgar Allan Poe Statue Is As Intense As You'd Want It To Be

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.17.2014 | Arts

The statue of dark writer Edgar Allan Poe is almost ready to see the light of day. The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston announced this month th...

If Only Our Facebooking Were This Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts

A Ukrainian artist has given the pieces of the great Edward Hopper a 21st-century touch-up. Nastya Nudnik, of Kiev, decided to insert social media sym...

Women Artists Who Broke the Mold

Janice Sands | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

As March -- Women's History Month -- comes to a close, it's a good time to reflect on those women artists in the past who have paved the way for women artists today, challenging fiercely held stereotypes and creating great art.

'Star Wars' Invades Old Paintings, And Universe Wins

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.27.2014 | Arts

Canadian artist David Vancook has inserted "Star Wars" characters into second-hand paintings, and the results are out of this world. The series "st...

The Art World Parody Show You Should Be Watching

Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts

Jim Kempner, the Chelsea gallerist and comedian who loves poking fun at the art world, is back with a new episode of his web series "The Madness of Ar...

Yes, This Is a HUGE Wave Of Barbies

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts

Barbie's hitting the beach again, but not in the way you might think. Artist Annette Thas has built a nearly 10-foot-tall wave out of thousands of...

The Expressive Edge of Paper

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

With the New York weather finally thawing, gallery visits are back on the agenda big time. The Expressive Edge of Paper, struck a chord.

What Does It Mean to Be a Professional Artist?

Janice Sands | Posted 04.23.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

Artists and writers often face a major reality check when they leave the confines of academia. It can be a sobering experience to question whether you have the commitment it takes to pursue a career in the creative world.

Ruhls of Play: An Interview With Sarah Ruhl

Bess Rowen | Posted 04.19.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

When I had a chance to sit down and talk with her about her latest New York offering, Stage Kiss, currently playing at Playwrights Horizons, I headed to Brooklyn Heights for the opportunity to pick her brain.

If Music Be the Food of Love, Pig On: Pig Iron's Twelfth Night

Bess Rowen | Posted 04.18.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Any play with a character named "Sir Toby Belch" should leave you rolling in the aisles, but it's rare to see a production of Twelfth Night that actually brings this Shakespearean comedy to life.